Sections: Great Answers to Bad ?'s (Fall 2019 SC-101-P)

SIMPSON COLLOQUIUM 101-P Great Answers to Bad ?'s
What would happen to the Earth if the Sun suddenly switched off? How high can a human throw something? How many unique English tweets are possible? Using the book "What If?" (by Randall Munroe, the creator of the webcomic xkcd) as a jumping off point, we'll use some completely ridiculous but very amusing questions to explore what makes a 'good' question, how to find useful information to answer those questions, and how we can use mathematical tools to answer questions on all kinds of interesting topics. (CRITTHNK, WRITCOM)

Section Name: SC-101-P
Departments: Simpson Colloquium
Academic Level: Undergraduate
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Credits: 4
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